Introducing International Business Management Master Programme


My name is Fan Wang and I am the coordinator for the International Master’s Programme in International Business Management (IBM) at Oulu Business School.  I am writing this blog to share my experience as a graduate of the program and stimulate your interests in studying with us here at University of Oulu.

IBM is a two-year program and designed for improving your scientific thinking and managerial practices. The truly multidisciplinary program covers different fields of managing international business: IB and management strategies, project management, negotiation and sales, leadership and HRM, and entrepreneurship studies. During the studies, you will also have opportunities to work with companies for master’s thesis, joint research and development projects. The knowledge and analytic skills you develop throughout the courses are directly applicable in practical working life. Our graduates are working in variety of different professional occupations, e.g. product manager, area development manager, consultant or continuing Ph.D studies either in Finland or their home countries.

Besides high quality teaching and research, you will encounter a heterogeneous atmosphere, consisting of students and staff from different cultural and professional backgrounds. Altogether, IBM program has accepted students from over 20 countries, which offers you unique possibilities to build up your personal network for the future career. What’s more? The city of Oulu is rich in nature and also awarded as one of the Europe’s smartest city, exemplifying best practices in innovation, workforce development, digital inclusion and advocacy. Living in Oulu brings you a lot of fun!

Sounds interesting? IBM program is for you who are looking for a successful career in business with global mindset, who are not afraid of studying in a truly multicultural environment and the cold weather, who have background education in business studies, social sciences or engineering. IBM program in Oulu Business School is waiting for your application now!

Best of luck with your application!

Fan Wang, IBM Coordinator

Last updated: 21.10.2015


Hello Wang, I want to take admission in International Business Management program. My Ielts Band score is 7.00 & also completed graduation from Accounting. I have also more than three years working experience in Executive Accounts position. So can I get chance this up coming program. Please give me response as early as possible. Thanks, Rashid

Dear Al Masud, Thanks for your enquiry. We are now accepting applications for International Master's Degree Programme in International Business Management starting in autumn 2013. Please see for details. Applications must be reached at UAF by post by 16:00 on 31 January. Your qualification mentioned in the mailbox should make you eligible to apply for IBM programme. We welcome you to apply! Best Regards, Fan Wang Oulu Business School

My name is azam from Bangladesh. I am interested for your university. Please can you give me detail information about to get admission in your university in IBM master program. Also about the all papers, those will need to apply visa and admission. Best regard, Shafiul azam Dhaka, Bangladesh

Dear Shafiul Azam, We are now accepting applications for International Master's Degree Programme in International Business Management starting in autumn 2013. Thanks for your interest and enquiry. Applications must arrive at UAF by post by 16:00 on 31 January. Please see for details on documents and requirements. We look forward to your application! Best Regards, Fan Wang